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Battlefield of Life

I make this pledge to you alone,
that I shall serve your royal throne.
My silver sword, I gladly wield.
Squares eight times eight the battlefield.

With Knights upon their mighty steed
the front line pawns have vowed to bleed
and neither Queen shall ever yield.
Squares eight times eight the battlefield.

The castle walls protect our back
and Bishops plan for their attack;
a master plan that is concealed.
Squares eight times eight the battlefield.

For chess is but a game of life
and I your Queen, a loving wife
shall guard my liege and raise my shield.
Squares eight times eight the battlefield.
-- Anonymous

"We cannot resist the fascination of sacrifice, since a passion for sacrifices is part of a chessplayer's nature."

--- Spielmann

* Video w/the same title:

* His book: Game Collection: Art of Sacrifice in Chess, R. Spielmann

* Twilight:

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1-0 Interesting P thrusts
Spielmann vs H Suechting, 1908 
(B01) Scandinavian, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 54 in The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine.
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Main Line ...e5 (B15) 1-0 K float
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 19 moves, 1-0

#4876 in Laszlo Polgar's Book "5334 Problems, Combos & Games."
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1909 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Munich 1926- first brilliancy prize
Spielmann vs H Gebhard-Elsass, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian O'Kelly. Normal System (B28) 1-0 Check your bags
Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1921 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 75 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: French Var. Normal (B40) 0-1 Overworked N
Marshall vs Spielmann, 1929 
(B40) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 42 in Richard Reti's book Masters of the Chessboard
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Pins and Skewers
Spielmann vs E Cohn, 1907 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Var (C29) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Spielmann vs L Prokes, 1908 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 34 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolph Spielmann
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

G70 in Elements of Combination Play in Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Spielmann vs Hromadka, 1922 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG Charousek Gambit Old Line (C32) 1-0Nice Qside attk
Spielmann vs E Wadling, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 231 in 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Spielmann vs J Moeller, 1920 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 24 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann
Spielmann vs Reti, 1912 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

KGA. Muzio Gambit Brentano Def (C37) 1-0 Interference
Spielmann vs P S Leonhardt, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Urusov Attack (C39) 1-0 land, sea & air!!
Spielmann vs M Elyashiv, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Semmering 1926- clear 1st
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Mason Countergambit (C40) 0-1 Blazin' h-file
J W te Kolste vs Spielmann, 1925 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Game 27 in The Art of Sacrifice in Chess by Rudolf Spielmann
P S Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1906 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Scotch (C47) 1-0 Castles into Q fork
Spielmann vs Bogoljubov, 1919 
(C47) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

G14Great Brilliancy Prize Games of the ChessMasters by Reinfeld
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1911  
(C49) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0
Spielmann vs L Forgacs, 1912
(C49) Four Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 9: 500 Master Games - Book 1 (Tartakower/du Mont)
Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1-0

Game # 83 in Andrew Soltis' book, "The 100 Best."
Tarrasch vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Worrall Attk Delayed castlin (C86) 0-1 N pair
Reti vs Spielmann, 1908 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Krause Var (D02) 0-1 Which pin is problematic?
Swiderski vs Spielmann, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

QGD Queen's Knight Variation (D31) 1-0 Nice Lolli's Mate
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Prevent castling and more
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1910 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

White walks right into it, against a great attacking player
J Schenkein vs Spielmann, 1910 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights General (A28) 0-1 13...?
J Schenkein vs Spielmann, 1913 
(A28) English, 16 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 0-1 Weak dbld Ps
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1928 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Budapest Defense: Alekhine Var (A52) 1-0 Historic photo
Spielmann vs Reti, 1919 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 42 in Lasker's Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 7: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Reinfeld & Chernev, "Fireside Book of Chess", p.333
Spielmann vs G Stoltz, 1930 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 72 in Secrets of Practical Chess by John Nunn
Spielmann vs C Dekker, 1934 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Reinfeld # puzzle
Spielmann vs R L'hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 168 in The Fireside Book of Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
Spielmann vs Maroczy, 1911 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 43 in The Hypermodern Game of Chess by Savielly Tartakower
Spielmann vs G Oskam, 1923 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

French vs. Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13)0-1
Reti vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 0-1

French Def: Classical. Tartakower Var (C13) 0-1Rs to the rescue
Spielmann vs J van den Bosch, 1935 
(C13) French, 22 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Paulsen Attk (C29) 1-0 Steady advance
Spielmann vs Salwe, 1907 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Var (C29) 1-0 Cut-off the King first
Spielmann vs J Perlis, 1908 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Vari (C29) 1-0 Pin to win
Spielmann vs Levenfish, 1911 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

KGA. Blachly Gambit (C37) 1-0 Line Clearance Sacrifice
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1922 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Spielmann Gambit (B02) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 19.?
Spielmann vs S Landau, 1933 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 10 in "The Art of Sacrifice in Chess" by Rudolf Spielmann
G Schories vs Spielmann, 1905 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Blumenfeld Attack (C45) 1-0 two passers too much
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1919 
(C45) Scotch Game, 42 moves, 1-0

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 Steady in the center
Spielmann vs P S Leonhardt, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Colle Bb2 vs Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Bxh2+
A Selezniev vs Spielmann, 1921 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 126 in '500 Master Games of Chess' by Tartakower & du Mont
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD: Exchange. Saemisch Var (D35) 1-0 BSing w/the Q pawn
Spielmann vs E Zinner, 1937 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD: Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 0-1 Keep piling on pins!
P S Leonhardt vs Spielmann, 1920 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

one of only 5 players in history to defeat Capa more than once
Spielmann vs Capablanca, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Danish G: 4.cxd4 Qxe4+ (C21) 1-0 Pay Surcharge, avoid Discharge
Spielmann vs M Billecard, 1907 
(C21) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4Knts Copycat (C50) 0-1 Lasker notes
Duras vs Spielmann, 1909  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 0-1

KGA. Muzio Gambit Wild Muzio Gambit (C37) 0-1Black Rs take over
M Lowcki vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29) 1-0 Spielmann's Best Game
Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1926 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Rudolf Spielmann: Master of Invention by GM Neil McDonald
Spielmann vs P Johner, 1922 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Defense. Kingside move order (A43) 0-1 Horwitz Bs
H Sjoholm vs Spielmann, 1941 
(A43) Old Benoni, 21 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs S Landau, 1938 
(B50) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

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